Proceedings of The 8th International Academic Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences
Evaluation of the Problem of Inequality in Education and Health in the Context of Social Justice
İlker Manav,Eray Acar
The concept of social justice includes criticisms and suggestions for solutions to the idea that injustices occur in the distribution of resources needed for individuals to have a life standard worthy of human dignity, despite the adequate availability of social and economic resources. While the globalization process and neoliberal policies that emerged after 1980 focused on economic growth and productivity, they pushed the policies for the redistribution of socioeconomic resources into the background and thus led to an increase in socioeconomic inequalities. This situation also causes inequalities of opportunity in education and health, causing socio-economic inequalities to continue for generations and thus a deepening vicious circle. From the moment they are born, it is important for individuals to have access to the opportunities and resources necessary for them to lead a life in human standards. Social justice policies implemented in various fields reveal measurable successes in achieving this goal. In the study, the necessity of state policies to eliminate inequalities in the access and distribution of education and health services in order to reduce socio-economic inequalities and to observe fairness in the distribution of resources is discussed in the context of “social justice” and some suggestions are presented.
keywords: Socioeconomic Inequality, Social Justice, Education, Health, Equal Opportunity